Believing in Britain: The Spiritual Identity of Britishness (Paperback)Ian C. Bradley (author)
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 18/04/2008
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It is often claimed that Great Britain is one of the most secular nations on earth, but Ian Bradley argues that 'Britishness' (like the overlapping crosses on the 400-year-old Union flag) is best understood in religious terms. He maintains that the idea of 'being British' has special value as a broad church measure of spiritual and cultural inclusiveness - and as a positive alternative to fundamentalism, narrow nationalism and jingoism. The author explores various distinctive contributions to Britishness made over the centuries by the Celts, the Anglo-Saxons, the Scots, and the new black and Asian Britons. Looking to a new sense of British identity that combines myth, imagination and tradition with an open-minded respect for difference, Believing in Britain makes a thoughtful and challenging contribution to one of the most important discussions of our time.
Publisher: Lion Hudson Plc
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 323 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 14 mm
Edition: New edition
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